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About Leslie Armstrong

Leslie Armstrong began as Editor on the NCC's site when the website began in 2008. She reports, reviews, and interviews country music artists from Nashville, TN.

Sara Evans to cohost The Talk next week

Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans will guest cohost on “The Talk” next week, joining hosts Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, and Eve for the live talk show airing Tuesday, November 13 at 2pm ET / 1pm CT on CBS. The appearance takes place weeks before the return of Evans’ popular, limited-engagement “At Christmas Tour,” with [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Good Morninf America to reveal CMA Awards winner early Wednesday morning

In celebration of “The 52ndAnnual CMA Awards,” Country Music’s Biggest Night™, ABC’s “Good Morning America” will reveal early CMA Awards winners in the Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories during its Wednesday, Nov. 14 broadcast live from Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in downtown Nashville. Bentley, a three-time nominee this [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy to give a special performance at CMA Awards

People who know their country music know David Lee Murphy as the Illinois-born and –bred songwriter who defined an era of modern country with the chart-topping “Dust On The Bottle” and 1995’s most-played song, “Party Crowd.” And people who don’t know their country quite that well still know David Lee Murphy—he’s the man who’s written Blake Shelton’s “The More I Drink,” [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Austin Burke chats music plus how Garth Brooks changed his life

Upcoming artist, Austin Burke sat down with us to chat about his music including the new song "Slower," which is personal for the young singer. His previous buzzworthy song "Whole Lot in Love" had more than 44 million streams on Spotify along with his song "One Summer." Find his song "Slower" on Spotify here. You [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert and more join the CMA Awards

Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, Midland and Brett Young join the exciting lineup of performers for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network.   Previously announced performers for the CMA Awards include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan [...]

Brantley Gilbert teams up with SpeedKore Performance Group for a new Ford F-150 Project

BRANTLEY GILBERT has teamed up with SpeedKore™ Performance Group for a new Ford F-150 project to debut this week at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collaboration formed when SpeedKore President, Jim Kacmarcik, who is also a partner in Given Music Publishing with Cindy Owen, was introduced to Scott Borchetta, President & CEO of Big [...]

By |October 30th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital kicks off second year of #ThisShirtSavesLives with a show

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will kick off the second year of the #ThisShirtSavesLives campaign with This Show Saves Lives (Presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee), a night of music, magic, and fashion on November 26 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. The new version of the popular #ThisShirtSavesLives shirt will be modeled by Nashville influencers and revealed at the [...]

Rita Wilson makes her Grand Ole Opry debut

Actress, singer, songwriter and producer Rita Wilson made her Grand Ole Opry debut on Tuesday night performing songs from her new album Bigger Picture. Wilson returns to the Opry stage tonight for the Opry’s special two-show 10th Edition of Opry Goes Pink celebrating survivors and raising awareness for the fight against breast cancer.   Also performing on tonight’s Opry Goes [...]

By |October 28th, 2018|Categories: Music, Country, Nashville|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

CMA Songwriters Series wraps up second-annual U.K. and European tours

The Country Music Association’s critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series wrapped the second-annual U.K. and European tours with a final show in London, England. Stops on the European tour included Stockholm, Oslo, Hamburg and Amsterdam before heading to the U.K. for shows in Glasgow, Liverpool, Gateshead, Manchester and London. Featured artists on the tour, that ran from [...]

Phil Vassar was inducted into the Virginia Musical Hall of Fame

Country hitmaker and Virginia native Phil Vassar was honored by his home state during a performance at The Birchmere, being inducted into the Virginia Musical Hall of Fame. “It's a real honor,” Vassar said. “Virginia's my home and my heritage. It starts where you come from, and I think that's such a part of your [...]